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Golden Globes, Sandra Oh and more 07/01/2019 [Full episode]

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 12:00pm
Arts and entertainment writers John Semley and Tina Hassannia recap the highlights from the 2019 Golden Globes. Actor-comedians Mark Little and Andy Bush discuss their new CBC sit-com Cavendish. Sandra Oh shares what diversity on screen means for her personally.
Categories: Syndicated

Chris Redd: The SNL cast member on establishing himself as a comedian

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 12:00pm
Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Redd drops by the q studio to talk about his comedy and life on SNL. Last year, he picked up the Emmy for outstanding original music and lyrics. So could 2019 be better than that?
Categories: Syndicated

Nijla Mu'min: The director's debut film Jinn explores the black Muslim teen experience

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 12:00pm
Nijla Mu'min grew up loving coming-of-age stories. Now, she's made her feature film debut with one of her own. The film is called Jinn and it introduces us to Summer, a 17-year-old black girl who watches her life change completely when her mother suddenly converts to Islam. It's a story about religion, family and sexuality - all things Mu'min grappled with herself growing up black and Muslim in California. She talks to guest host Ali Hassan about bringing her experience to the big screen.
Categories: Syndicated

Michael Caine, Chris Redd and more 04/01/2019 [Full episode]

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 12:00pm
Michael Caine shares some of the best advice he's received throughout his career. The q This music panel discusses 21 Savage's apology for the controversial "Jewish money" lyric that landed LeBron James in hot water. Director Nijla Mu'min talks about how her debut feature film Jinn parallels her experience growing up black and Muslim in California. Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Redd joins Ali Hassan live in the q studio to chat about establishing himself as a comedian.
Categories: Syndicated

Deanne Smith and K. Trevor Wilson: Can a comedian be universally funny? Netflix's Comedians of the World puts it to the test

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 12:00pm
Laughter is a universal language, but a joke that's funny in one culture may not have the same punch elsewhere. That's why the new Netflix series Comedians of the World is an intriguing experiment. It features nearly 50 comedians from around the world, all from different comedy background and cultures, and has them perform (in eight different languages) in the same lineup. Canadian comedy ambassadors Deanne Smith and K. Trevor Wilson join guest host Ali Hassan to talk about their role on the show and whether there's such thing as a national sense of humour.
Categories: Syndicated

Robert Cooper: The showrunner explores Canada's tainted blood scandal in new miniseries Unspeakable

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 12:00pm
Unspeakable takes us inside the tainted blood scandal that shook Canada back in the '80s. Cooper was one of the people infected with hepatitis C. He joins guest host Ali Hassan to share his story and talk about the making of the show.
Categories: Syndicated

Roger Daltrey, Billy-Ray Belcourt and more 03/01/2019 [Full episode]

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 12:00pm
Roger Daltrey of The Who opens up about the excesses of fame and feeling like an outsider. Robert Cooper explores Canada's tainted blood scandal in new CBC miniseries called Unspeakable. Billy-Ray Belcourt talks about winning the $65,000 Griffin Poetry Prize. Comedians DeAnne Smith and K. Trevor Wilson talk about their role in Netflix's Comedians of the World and whether there's such thing as a national sense of humour.
Categories: Syndicated

Mo Amer: How the comedian used his refugee story to make one of Netflix's most acclaimed comedy specials

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 12:00pm
Comedian Mo Amer grew up in Houston, Texas after arriving from Kuwait as a refugee when he was just nine years old. It took him 20 years to get his citizenship, which presented more than a few challenges when he'd travel around the world to perform. Amer's comedy is deeply personal, drawing on what it's like to be Muslim in America right now. He joined guest host Ali Hassan live from Yellow Springs, Ohio to talk about why he sees comedy as an opportunity to speak about difficult moments in his life and celebrate the people he loves.
Categories: Syndicated

Ernie Paniccioli: Hip hop photographer on his new book of never-before-seen photos

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 12:00pm
Legendary hip hop photographer Ernie Paniccioli looks back on his 40-year career taking photos of nearly every notable rapper, DJ or group in the '80s and '90s, including Tupac, The Notorious B.I.G., Queen Latifah, Jay-Z, Lil' Kim and more.
Categories: Syndicated

Sally Field: The actor has had a long career telling other people's stories, but now she's ready to share her own

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 12:00pm
Oscar-winning actor Sally Field has written a memoir that takes readers on a journey from her lonely childhood in Pasadena to her glittering years on Broadway and in Hollywood. She tells Tom Power about her earliest roles, her greatest loves and the insecurity that has dogged her in even her most triumphant moments.
Categories: Syndicated

Sally Field, Ernie Paniccioli and more 02/01/2019 [Full episode]

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 12:00pm
Sally Field discusses her new memoir, which takes readers on a journey from her lonely childhood in Pasadena to her glittering years on Broadway and in Hollywood. Comedian Mo Amer talks about using his refugee story to make one of Netflix's most acclaimed comedy specials. Audio engineer Susan Rogers gives us a gateway to Prince's album Sign o' The Times. Hip hop photographer Ernie Paniccioli looks back on his 40-year career taking photos of icons like Tupac, The Notorious B.I.G., Queen Latifah, Jay-Z, Lil' Kim and more.
Categories: Syndicated

LeVar Burton, Tanya Taylor and more 1/1/2019 [Full episode]

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 12:00pm
Best of q: LeVar Burton tells us why he wants people to take a break from their daily lives and listen to a story. Canadian fashion designer Tanya Taylor talks about why her brand is all about being inclusive.
Categories: Syndicated

Isabella Rossellini, Nile Rodgers and more 31/12/2018 [Full episode]

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 12:00pm
Best of q: Isabella Rossellini talks about her love of farming and why she's gone back to school to learn about animal behaviour. Pop star Billie Eilish performs live in the q studio. Nile Rodgers talks about David Bowie, Madonna and Chic's first new album in more than 25 years. Steven Page performs Brian Wilson live in the q studio and opens up about what the last year has been like for him. We pay tribute to Aretha Franklin and Anthony Bourdain by returning to the conversations we had with the people who knew them and loved them.
Categories: Syndicated

Geena Davis, Jason Mraz and more 28/12/2018 [Full episode]

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 12:00pm
Best of q: Geena Davis talks about tackling sexism on and off screen in her new documentary This Changes Everything. Jason Mraz discusses his new album and why he believes that we need positivity now more than ever. Guitarist Tom Brenneck honours his friend and collaborator, soul singer Charles Bradley. Children's entertainers Sharon and Bram perform live in the q studio and reflect on their incredible 40-year career.
Categories: Syndicated

Ken Jeong, Amitava Kumar and more 27/12/2018 [Full episode]

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 12:00pm
Best of q: Ken Jeong looks back on his unexpected path from doctor to comedian on stage at JFL42. Tom Power and CBC Front Burner host Jayme Poisson play Fortnite and discuss how the video game became a cultural and economic powerhouse in 2018. Author Amitava Kumar reflects on what it means to leave your home country and throw yourself into a culture that's unfamiliar, exciting and alienating.
Categories: Syndicated

Tom Power and Jayme Poisson play Fortnite: How the video game blew up in 2018

Thu, 12/27/2018 - 12:00pm
With more than 200 million registered users, Fortnite is arguably the most popular video game in the world right now. Since its launch in 2017, it's become a pop culture phenomenon, but the video game really took off this year. In 2018, Fortnite broke a record when eight million people played at the same time and it's reported to have brought in two billion dollars in profits for Epic Games. So how did a free-to-play game become such a cultural and economic powerhouse? "What Fortnite has done is break all the rules around what makes a successful video game," says Tom Power, who's a big fan of the game. He teamed up with CBC Front Burner host Jayme Poisson, a novice player, to play the game in the q studio and discuss how it became such a cultural and economic powerhouse.
Categories: Syndicated

Jeff Goldblum, Lennon Stella and more 26/12/2018 [Full episode]

Wed, 12/26/2018 - 12:00pm
Best of q: Jeff Goldblum talks about making music, dodging dinosaurs and the importance of pursuing your dreams at any moment in life. Actor and musician Lennon Stella talks about starting her own music career after ABC's Nashville. The Wire's Michael K. Williams discusses his reputation as one of the most compelling tough guys on screen.
Categories: Syndicated

John Irving and Trevor Noah 25/12/2018 [Full episode]

Tue, 12/25/2018 - 12:00pm
Best of q: Author John Irving reflects on The World According to Garp 40 years after its release. Trevor Noah shares his q Block Party playlist for Soweto, South Africa.
Categories: Syndicated

q Live for the Holidays 24/12/2018 [Full episode]

Mon, 12/24/2018 - 12:00pm
In this special edition of q, Tom Power is joined on stage at the Great Hall in Toronto by musician Serena Ryder, singer-songwriter Jully Black, rapper Cadence Weapon, Baroness Von Sketch's Jennifer Whalen and Aurora Browne, panellists Jael Richardson, John Semley and Elamin Abdelmahmoud, and comedian Ali Hassan.
Categories: Syndicated

Chris Gethard: The actor and comedian on what it means to lose well

Fri, 12/21/2018 - 12:00pm
When Chris Gethard's long-running talk show The Chris Gethard Show got cancelled, he tried to reflect on its success rather than its failure. Now, he's released a new book called Lose Well, which also happens to be the mantra at the centre of his entire world.
Categories: Syndicated